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Visits, meetings, appeals and directives continue in the state

DIMAPUR | Publish Date: 4/6/2020 12:17:28 PM IST

Legislators, district administration and health officials have been visiting various check gates, hospitals and centres in the state towards preparedness to combat possible outbreak of COVID-19. In addition, there are various measures like disinfecting vehicles entering Nagaland being undertaken along with appeals for public to follow government directives.  

Legislators visits Watiyongpang check gate: Minister of Rural Development Metsubo Jamir and advisor National Highways & Treasuries and Accounts Dr Longri, who are also in-charge of Mokokchung district on COVID-19 visited Tuli sub-division and Watiyongpang check gate (Assam-Nagaland border) to see the preparedness on COVID-19 on Monday. At the check gate, the visiting team handed over protective gears including, hand sanitizers, hand gloves and masks to the police and the medical team manning the check gate. The visiting team while at the check gate took stock of the situation and also had discussions with all the concerned, while the various personnel manning the check post also aired their grievances to the team. Team later visited the Tuli CHC where the various protective equipments were also handed over. The visiting team also held a meeting with the Tuli administration and police to take stock on the preparedness of the sub-division on COVID-19. Later the team also visited Impur Hospital and handed over protective gears to fight COVID-19. Taking the advantage of their visit to Impur, the team had a sitting with the ABAM where various preparedness and awareness aspects were discussed. (Correspondent)

Legislators visit DoH&FW: Minister of Health & Family Welfare, S. Pangnyu Phom along with advisor IPR, SCERT and Village Guard, Toshi Wangtung visited directorate of Health & Family Welfare for monitoring and supervision on the preparedness of COVID-19. A press release from DoH&FW state IEC bureau stated that, a brief discussion was held with the officials of directorate, wherein Pangnyu encouraged all the staff to work meticulously.  While stating that it was the time where medical department has to play a major role in this time of pandemic, he encouraged everyone to be proactive.

H. Haiying holds consultative meeting on COVID-19: Advisor of Prison & Printing and Stationery, H. Haying held a consultative meeting with DC Tuensang, Kumar Ramnikant, CMO and ADS (Supply) on April 6 at DC bungalow Tuensang. According to DIPR report, the meeting discussed on the ongoing works on preparedness and preventive efforts of the task force fighting against COVID-19. Advisor highlighted on his effort to distribute masks and hand sanitizers to the volunteers and VGs guarding the entry gate of each villages. He also handed over masks and litres of hand sanitizers to the CMO and District Hospital. 

Principal director of H&FW visits CHC Jalukie: To assess preparedness and containment of COVID-19, the principal director of Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Vizolie Soukhrie along with other senior officials visited CHC Jalukie under Peren district on April 6, and held a meeting with the district administration, Police and CMO staff at CHC Jalukie, conference hall. According to DIPR report, brief presentation on the district preparedness status on COVID-19 report was presented by DIO Dr. Asangla while action plan for COVID-19 was presented by the DTO-cum-Dy. CMO Dr. Amenla. Requirements of MO at Mbaulwa PHC and Dy. CMO at the district office was put up by CMO, Peren wherein the principal director assured that once recruitment was done, the requirements of the district will be met. Principal director suggested keeping 16 to 18 beds in the COVID District Hospital and further made the following points: A comfortable quarantine place for health workers should be set up to quarantine the health workers and the IV grade staffs once they complete their duty period; To utilize PPEs judiciously. More consignments are on the way and will reach the district as soon as the department receives them; To provide triple layer mask to the health workers and IV grade workers; To continue training and mock drill of health staffs, IV grade workers and the police personnel; Makeshift OPD to be taken care properly and the public should not be deprived of treatment of emergency cases; All COVID cases should be treated in the identified COVID Hospital of the district and there will be no interstate transfer of COVID patients. Ventilators will also be provided soon; An amount of 3 lakhs will be sent to Jalukie CHC by April 7 for setting up of COVID Hospital; More nurses will be deputed at CHC Jalukie from District Hospital Peren and the principal director instructed MS to depute NHM nurses and 4th grade workers from DH Peren by April 7 and more health staffs will be sent when COVID cases arises in the district; Training centres of ICU technique identified in Dimapur, Kohima and Mokokchung. Principal director further requested the Medical department of Peren district to identify health staff and send to the mentioned centres to undergo the training.

Nagaland F&ES disinfects vehicles entering Nagaland: In coordination with DMC and other concerned departments, fire personnel from Fire Station Dimapur (Central) and Fire Station Dimapur (West) have started disinfecting the incoming vehicles against COVID-19 at Khatkhati gate and Dillai gate, Dimapur from April 3. A press release from F&ES deputy SP T. Shilu Jamir stated that this practice will continue. 

CYE Changtongya sets up quarantine quarter for public: Christain Youth Endeavour (CYE) of Changtongya Town Baptist Church (CTBC) is helping in setting up quarantine place for public at GHS, Changtongya B. According to DIPR report, the administration and all the task force of COVID-19 in Changtongya are performing well enough for the general public in town. The power department is also doing its best in all the lightning necessary for the quarantine quarter and also trying to cover up the whole area.

Social distancing maintained in Zunheboto: The lockdown situation in Zunheboto is currently under control as people are functioning as per the rules implemented by the district administration. A press release from COVID-India media reporter, Bombo K. Yeptho stated that, social distancing is being strictly monitored and maintained all over the district, wherein people buying essential goods, in ATM booth and other places are maintaining a gap of 1 metre between them. Churches were informed to remain closed on Palm Sunday, while people conducted prayer and listened to recorded devotional message in their own homes. Police personnel, district administration, Medical teams and volunteers are highly active and maintaining proper duty. People in the villages are also highly prepared to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, where roads to villages are fully blocked and people not allowed to enter the villages. All kinds of social gatherings in all the villages are prevented, and the government has distributed all medical goods such as masks, soaps and hand sanitizers to the villagers. Only few are allowed to go out of village to buy essential commodities for the people in the village. All essential commodities in the district are currently available on stock and two trucks carrying essential commodities entered the district on Monday. The driver and the handyman were fully sanitized and provided with mask and gloves and proper details taken before they were allowed to enter the village. Not a single person can been seen roaming out after the lockdown started except for emergency services and people on exempted duty. 

AKMWP requests citizens to follow directives: Association of Kohima Municipal Wards Panchayat (AKMWP) has requested its citizens to strictly follow the directives of the government in maintaining social distance and the regulation of the lockdown. A press release from AKMWP president Neibulie Kiewhuo and general secretary, Thejao Sekhose stated that, while answering to the call of 21 days national lockdown for prevention of Coronavirus, another major problem arises in the form of hunger especially for those daily wagers, migrant labourers and above all, stranded students who came to Kohima for their education from far flung areas. 

In this given situation, AKMWP lauded the Kohima district administration led by DC Thejawelie Gregory and Kohima Municipal Council (KMC) led by its administrator Kovi Meyase for working 24/7 monitoring in containing the spread of the virus and reaching out essential commodities to the affected person(s). 

AKMWP also has the privilege to assist the government by supervising its associate wards under KMC jurisdiction in promotion of social distancing and distribution of essential commodities colony wise. Above all, the AKMWP is humbled to facilitate between the government and the affected student communities to avail the facilities. AKMWP also stated that it is the responsibility of every individual citizen to contain the spread of the virus. 

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